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the local press that she cried when she heard the news out of newtown, connecticut. she said "we always think it can't happen here, and we pray fervently that it won't. but as we know from our experience this summer, it can happen anywhere." the mayor of aurora, colorado, is still helping his community try to recover from the mass shooting there this summer where 12 people were shot and killed and another 58 people were shot but survived. he said today from aurora, "our hearts go out to the people of newtown." colorado's senator michael bennet said today, "as coloradans, we know how this type of tragedy can shake a community to its core. we are here for connecticut today." colorado's governor, john hickenlooper, he said, "we know too well what impact this kind of violence has on a community." he said that the first thing he wanted to do today was talk to his counterpart governor in connecticut, dan malloy. governor hickenlooper said, "i cannot put into words how impossible it seems to me that this can happen again so suddenly." virginia tech was the site of a mass shooting five years ag
school. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin who is in newtown, connecticut. >>> i'm brooke baldwin live today in newtown, connecticut, where today the new reality is sinking in. today parents are living alongside an empty room of the child they lost. left behind in that room, pajamas, favorite toys, books they always read together, parents who know this, even the smell of their child's pillow. and these first responders being called heroes, but still day in and day out living with the images no one could have prepared them to see. today, families are deciding on coffins, head stones, choosing songs that will play at the funerals of first graders. want to tell you about the two little boys who are actually being remembered right now. the funeral for 6-year-old jack pinto began just about an hour ago. jack will be laid to rest today in newtown village cemetery. just a little bit of background on this 6-year-old, jack adored football, his favorite player was new york giants receiver victor cruz. apparently he watched giants games while proudly wearing his cruz jersey. look at
news now," fired up. the nationwide debate over gun control after friday's massacre in connecticut. >> from big companies to teacher's unions to capitol hill, the argument over assault weapons laws is being heard loud and clear. it's wednesday, december 19. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll hear both sides of the gun debate in just a moment. it's quite, quite a debate. >>> then we'll take you live to newtown, connecticut for the latest on the investigation and the security children are facing as they return to school this week. >> not many school districts in this country not reviewing their policies this week. >> no question about that. >>> also this morning, can a tiny gunshot victim defy the odds? a baby girl shot in her mother's wound by the same gun used in connecticut. what doctors say about such violence they see every day. >>> and the storm millions of holiday travelers need to keep an eye on. it's unleashed mudslides that wiped a train right off the tracks. >>
today. earlier connecticut police escorted a hearse with victoria soto trying to protect her students she died hiding them in a closet. back-to-back funerals with mourners today paying respects to the school principal there who reportedly died trying to stop the gunman after he forced his way into the school. investigators are trying to figure out why he did it. what drove the 20-year old to kill all those people, mostly kids? a person who knew the family says lanza may have snapped after learning his mother was landing to commit him to a psychiatric facility. he may have thought his mother cared more about the school kids with whom she volunteered more than she cared about him of the likely, we will never know for sure. connecticut chief medical examiner is looking into genetic clues that could provide answers about the young man who left behind so much carnage. rick, what is the latest? rick: well, as you mentioned, the medical examiner is asking for help from scientist on what might have led him down the dark path. the medical examiner is waiting for toxicology results and does not
right now. there are reports of a school shooting in new town, connecticut. at the sandy hook elementary school. officials are saying there is not much information but we are getting this from our local fox affiliate, fox 61 there. they say police are reporting a number of injured parties. we are not sure if they are adults or children. they say the nature of the injuries is not clear. we are getting the information into our newsroom. students are apparently being escorted from the building in groups. there is a staging area that has been set up for parents who naturally will be terrified to receive this news, and the police are on the scene. so we will bring you any more information as soon as we have it on this unfolding story. bill: back to that in a moment. in the mean time a powerful earthquake a few hours ago hitting the southern california coast and off the western coast of mexico here. 6.3 magnitude, about 2:30am local time, about 5:30 here on the east coast. about 160 miles off the coast of san diego here and local news reports say that folks in long beach and newport beach in s
's a growing sense from many residents that newtown, connecticut, should grieve without a spotlight. >> even a local newspaper there posted a facebook message, asking colleagues from the media to simply stay away from the victims. no media, and no press signs are taped up throughout the town. the "denver post" reports the parents of a little boy who ran past the shooter before his classmates were killed also put up a sign. they say every time the doorbell rang, the little boy thought the gunman had found him. >>> many communities are finding closer connections to newtown than they knew. >> in asheville, north carolina, residents released dozens of balloons remembering the victims. in particular, one, the child cough an asheville high grad. caroline previdi was the daughter of sandy johnson previdi who graduated back in 1991. her classmates reflected on their friend's loss. >> she was a graduate of asheville high. so that affected us even more so. >> it hits real close to home, it really does. i just want -- i hope the families to know that we're praying for them. >> sandy's friends are creat
this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. something is going on behind the scenes and it involves someone very special. you will not believe who simon co
states. >>> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children dead, six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims. >> thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we've got much more ahead on cnn's saturday morning which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. out west, thanks for starting your day with us. victor blackwell is on assignment. >>> we start with the big countdown, ten days left for the white house and congress to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff where millions of americans will be paying the price in their paychecks. but congress is now on holiday recess. and president obama is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's
. schedule your free package pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown school shooting. he insists he wants safer schools, not money. >> hello, wi didn't do enough. this never should have happened. >>> this morning jack ford looks at the claims behind this controversial lawsuit. >>> and an fl coach makes it back to the sidelines just three months after learning he has cancer. chuck pagano talks about beating leukemia and leading the indianapolis colts to the playoffs on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] [ man ] touchdown confirmed. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ mouse clicks ] it's time to
colleague from connecticut, rosa delauro, has introduced that bill year after year. you said that the federal government can borrow money, 10-year notes, even 15-year notes, somewhere around 1.5%, maybe toward 2%. if we were to borrow that, put it into an infrastructure bank and then loan money to infrastructure projects that have a cash flow, sanitation facility, water facility, toll bridges and numerous other kinds of infrastructure, which is desperately needed, we could have a financing system that over time would actually make money for the federal government. could borrow at 1.5%, loan at 1.75%, have a margin there, the money would flow back in. you'd get that revolving. the president has actually proposed this in his american jobs act. he's picked this up during his debate, the fiscal cliff negotiations, put it back on the table. we ought to be doing that. in doing so we will create tens of thousands, indeed hundreds of thousands of american jobs. american jobs. and if we couple that with buy american so that the equipment, the steel, the concrete, the other ingredients
a more peaceful holiday for those families in connecticut. that's still ahead on "the fox report." [ both ] people loved our wedding slide show. that is the end... of carousel one. ...of carousel one. there's carousel two! all right! [ male announcer ] when you combine creamy velveeta with zesty rotel tomatoes and green chiles, you'll get a bowl of queso that makes even this get-together better. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >> jamie: the national rifle association again insisting that gun regulation also not make children any safer. the organization broke silence about massacre at a school in newtown connecticut that left 26 women and children dead. executive blaming violence on influences including video games, music videos, movies and even the media even suggesting that armed officers be in every school in america by next month. critics ripped his comments. but over the weekend he made it clear he
. >>> but first, we want to get the latest on newtown, connecticut. let's go to natalie morales. good morning again to you. >> good morning. with just a week to go until christmas, you see the christmas tree in the center of town is now growing into a makeshift memorial. it's covered in flowers, balloons, teddy bears, all in tribute, a touching tribute to the victims of the tragic shooting here at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, two of the victims were remembered by this community overcome by grief, and today, two more children will be laid to rest. hundreds gathered on monday to say goodbye to 6-year-old jack pinto. a little boy who loved sports, idolized the new york giants' victor cruz, who remembered pinto sunday. his father called the loss unimaginable. and said most of all, jack loved to play with his friends and keep up with his big brother. many of those friends attended the service. much too young to say goodbye. >> they were being comforted, and yet protected and sent a message of you're being secure now because the worst is over. >> reporter: not far away, mourners remembe
you after christmas. >> reporter: the governor of connecticut is calling for a moment of silence this morning to mark one week since last week's mass shooting in newtown. president obama and many states plan to observe that moment of silence today. funerals for six more of the 26 victims were held yesterday. mourners continue to pour into the small connecticut town to pay tribute and remember the lives that were lost. nbc news will provide live coverage of today's moment of silence with a special report at 9:30 eastern. today, the national rifle association will hold a news conference later this morning addressing the massacre. the nra has been largely silent since the shooting. >>> yesterday a private funeral was held in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the woman who was murdered by her son adam before he drove to sandy hook elementary school and killed 20 children and himself. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. nbc news has confirmed that former south carolina governor mark sanford is planning to run for the house seat that congressman ti
the morning off. with the nation still reeling from the shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago suffered a grim milestone last night, a man was killed in a shooting on chicago's dangerous west side. this scene marks chicago's 500th homicide this year alone. that's up more than 50 from last year. now when we're researching this story this morning, one statistic really jumped out at us. in the past five years, 270 children have been killed by gun violence in chicago. on top of that, there have been dozens of other people injured. cnn's ted rowlands rode along with two chicago police officers earlier this year to get a firsthand look what it's like on the streets of chicago. here is his report. >> there's a couple places i want to check out. >> reporter: it's a friday night on the streets of chicago in theening. wood neighborhood. joe patterson and leo schmidt have been cops here for 26 years. >> we go around the blocks, what you do is you scan everything and when they see they're a policeman if they're doing something wrong or got a gun
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
in the tragic school shooting in connecticut. what her daughter wants the world to know about her mother. >>> and a deal in sight this morning. republicans and democrats could be closer than ever to an agreement on the fiscal cliff today. tuesday, december 18th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. we've had some terrible news to cover recently. we have such great news this morning that we can share with everyone. our friend and colleague richard engel and his team have been freed unharmed and there they are. we look forward to talking to all of them to find out about their ordeal. >> a lot of us are exhaling this morning. of course, we'll get the latest from newtown, connecticut. natalie morales is there this morning where two more funerals for the victims of the shooting will be held today. we'll get to her, but we'll give you the latest developments. sandy hook elementary
're leaving in new jersey, out your door or new york city area, southern connecticut, some showers are about to move through. they're already coming in pretty good now, moving on interstate 78 and 80 across new jersey and into the greater new york city area. they'll be in and out quickly by 8:00 a.m. they should be overwith. it's little area of showers. you can see it right here. southern hudson valley to just north of philadelphia. that's about it. those will quickly blow through long island and also through connecticut as we go throughout the early morning. after that, the warm front goes through and will warm up in a hurry. a pool of cold air moved in overnight over new england. hartford at 32. it's 17 degrees warmer right now in new york. but that cold air that just temporarily settled in overnight will be pushed out in a hurry during the day to day. all the warm air to the south will win out. temperatures are going to rise rapidly. should head up to 58 today in hartford after starting out in 32. that is pretty incredible, almost a 30 degree temperature rise during the daylight hours. 73
to the victims. "a horrible tragedy in newtown, connecticut, has brought to the forefront a long overdue national conversation with regard to gun control and mental health services in our country. i hope the story of sandy hook elementary finally catalyzes the nation and our leaders to do something substantive regarding gun control and access to mental health care services to those who desperately need it." we'll be right back. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ male announcer ] just like
of the connecticut school shooting, national rifle association bribing go silence yesterday. critics slamming for suggesting them that armed police officers should be placed in every school in america. rick levanthol has a fair and balanced look at the argument. >> a number of viewers bill clinton made a similar proposal back in april of 2000 one year after the columbine shootings. pop warner football pledged $60 million in a fifth refund of founding for the is cops and schools in program placing hundreds of police officers in hundreds of public school when the assault weapon ban was in place 12 years ago. it hasn't stopped critics slamming the nra calling the group's leader a gun nut and politicians divided along party lines with the thought of more guns in schools. >> i do not believe that those remarks represent anywhere near a significant portion of america. >> school safety is a complex issue with no simple no single solution but i believe trained, armed security is one key component among many that can provide the first line of difference as well as the last line of defense. >> reporter
of connecticut and other states too are failing to protect the children from guns. gregg: major headlines in the fight over the fiscal cliff as the number two republican in the senate moments ago said there could potentially be a bill ready for the floor, but after lawmakers turned down several different plans to avoid potential tax hikes for every american what do we know about this possible bill? not much, and may be more importantly if it passes, what does it mean for your wallet on january 1st, that is if we fall off the cliff. matt mccall is president of penn financial group llc. the irs is today notifying employers on how much they will have to withhold from their employees' checks. let's go through each and every one of these tax increases if there is no deal, and we dive off the cliff. let's begin with the first one. marginal income tax rates ric rice for nearly everybody in america. >> over 90% of americans will be hit with higher taxes, and everybody talks about the wealthy getting hit the hardest. what i find fascinating is two-thirds of americans that make less than $20,000 a
? gregg: new information about the man behind the horrific newtown, connecticut massacre. what scientists may learn about the gunman and why he carried out such a monstrous act. heather: new concern of president obama's new choice for secretary of state. why republican senators are refusing to approve senator kerry. gregg: ambassador john bolton will be us to yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. when i'm out with my kids, my daughter'like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. o
attorney in connecticut. today, noelle alba was arrested, charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating her for fraudulent fund-raising activity. here you see her leaving court in hartford, connecticut. she was released on $50,000 bond. if she is convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. the fbi's criminal complaint refers to the reporting we did last week, saying quote, on or about december 19th, 2012, cnn's anderson cooper 360 program broadcast a story regarding charity scams and the sandy hook tragedy. alba was a subject of the program and allowed the cnn crew to record her audio voice in response to questions about her involvement with charities to help sandy hook victims. alba claimed that the paypal account listed in the request for donations was not hers, only that she had an account like that. alba claimed she never set up any funds for anybody. the journalist reported that alba claimed she immediately refunded all of the donations she received. she claimed other members in the scrapbooking community within which she interacted on fa
of hurricane sandy. the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut want that package approved before the holiday break. more than 100 ceos, also calling on lawmakers to act quickly. nearly seven weeks after the storm struck, many victims are still waiting for funds to repair their homes. >>> and in philadelphia, the hunt is on for two teens after a dispute over an nba game ended in gunfire on a train. this is tough to watch. but the video captures a confrontation between the two, believed to be 76ers fans and a chicago fan in a bulls jersey. one of the teens pulls a gun and shoots the man in the stomach. you see it there. the same bullet would then strike another man in the leg. thankfully, both shooting victims are expected to be okay. >>> and some astonishing video just in, as well, of a young girl in a wheelchair. hard to watch. scared and in tears, after being detained by tsa at dallas-ft. worth airport. screeners say the 12-year-old, shelby walters' palms, tested positive for explosives, which may actually have been fertilizer transferred from her wheelchair. the girl's mother s
, connecticut. the final three victims of a deadly school shooting laid to rest. emilie parker, josephine guy and ana marquez greene, the 6 and 7-year-old girls, 3 of 20 people killed when a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary and we are learning more about the gunman, adam lanza, described as an awkward, peculiar kid who spent hours in the basement of his home where his mother reportedly stored her collection of firearms. >> jamie: we're also learning federal agents aren't getting the access they want. i wonder if those guns were locked up. i'm so interested. lawmakers say investigators know who some players are and not their specific roles adding the investigation is not where they'd like it to be. and the pain is still so unbearable in newtown, connecticut, looking at the percent of the victims buried today, the final three of them laid to rest, emilie parker, josephine gray and ana marquez greene, and, three of the girls, and it bears repeating. >> rick: rick leventhal joins us from our new york city newsroom with a fair and balanced look at the gun control debate. >> reporter: th
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is reporting a $100 million lawsuit that's been filed against the state of connecticut on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown school shooting. according to the claim, the unidentified female has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury. the lawsuit also accuses the state of failing to take the appropriate steps to protect children from foreseeable harm. >>> this morning, we've learned the name of the man pushed to his death to from a subway platform in new york on thursday. witnesses say 46-year-old sunando psen was pushed by a woman police describe as heavyset in her 20s. she was caught on camera fleeing the scene. it's the second subway killing in new york just this month. >>> in ohio, a college honors student has been granted a restraining order against her parents of all people. a judge has ordered the parents of aubrey ireland to stay at least 500 feet away from their daughter until september of next year. 21-year-old ireland says her parents would track her cell phone and computer use and drive 600 miles to visit her at school unannounced. in an abc interview,
of massachusetts, connecticut and the state of rhode island could look at over six inches of snow with areas possibly seeing a foot of snow. so again the chance of seeing more snow from this next storm system is increasing here. it is pulling in a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico. that is one of the reasons why we think we could see a little more than originally anticipated. right now it is producing snow across areas in chicago, northern parts of the state of indiana that into michigan. on the southern end of the storm system we have showers and thunderstorms in louisiana, mississippi and tennessee. eventually both of these areas will be coming together and moving towards the northeast. i do quickly want to point out between these areas we're actually seeing freezing rain falling early this morning across places in arkansas and northern texas. please drive carefully out there. that is outside the city of memphis as well. western portions of state of tennessee dealing with possible icing on the roadways. otherwise a number of winter weather advisories issued for the state of new jerse
, get ready for more now is. new york will probably get a couple inches while connecticut and parts of massachusetts could see more snow by tonight. our bonnie schneider was monitoring the weather for us. how much snow is the northeast expecting and where is it heading? >> well, right now, martin, it's just begun to snow in new york city. want to show you what it looks like. i'm smiling because i grew up in new york and i love when it snows there. we are looking at snow across columbus circle, knox. that's one of the places we'll see less snow. we'll see more further west and north of the city. the reason we're getting the snow, the cold air is coming in, the storm is moving in and as they mix together we'll see more of the wrap-around effect from the storm system. washington, d.c., has been changing over from snow to rain at times, big fluffy flakes in washington, d.c., and baltimore around 10:00 or 11:00 this morning. but look at the rain/snow line, kind of stretches across central new jersey. we're also going to see this storm grow and intensify tonight. this is going to be a big
york city, for instance. >> dave: new jersey, connecticut. >> clayton: you're not living the dream. >> juliet: it's sort of subjective. well, actually not subjective you can look exactly at what people live here for 250 or people in san francisco, another expensive city, it doesn't go that long, didn't go that far. >> dave: the bottom line, it appears they've moved the goal post and it may be around the $400,000 mark and that may be the new 250 if you will. may be where ne get the deal done. and upwards towards the 500 mark, but here are two congressmen on perhaps moving this up. >> the $400,000 level seems to me to be about right, that represents about the top 1% of the income earners, the people who got 93% of the income growth our last year and that seems to be enough, but i think there's some flexibility there. >> it's about making sure that we can live within our means and address the real problem and that's spending. i kind of feel like i'm a lifeguard and we've got to save as many people from drowning in higher taxes as we can. >> clayton: that seems to be the new threshold
are in place in new england, especially north in areas of providence, hartford, connecticut, all the way up through boston. temperatures this morning all the way down to d.c., about 25 degrees colder. so that cold front that went through yesterday has really ushered in a nice chilly air mass this morning. be prepared when you step outside for that. the only areas with snow or rain, minnesota, light rain. maybe snow showers in northern wisconsin. that's not going to accumulate either. so the forecast for today, it's a very cold start to your day in new england. it will improve a little bit this afternoon. sprinkles and showers in florida. for the most part, a nice, quiet thursday around the country. a rainy friday for a lot of us. >>> good news in the fight against cancer. and that cup of starbucks may be a little easier to find. >>> plus, billionaire bill mcafee is in police custody. what did he know about the murder of his neighbor and why was he fleeing police for three weeks? you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing t
. >> shooting in a connecticut school this month caused strong reactions all over the count roy from rising gun sales and talks of armed teachers . molly with the prospect of tighter gun laws. they are trying to figure out how to navigate the gun sales. law enforcement officials need more mon tow conduct the surge in criminal background checks. they are planning on asking for half million to speed up the process that takes a week and is it free . one lawmakers suggest that those who want a gun pay for the background check themselves. anyone else whether it is it a teacher or law enforcement officer or need said a background check has to pay for it. and in the meantime in utah it is it already legal to carry a gun in school. record number of teachers attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are training teachers, actually all school employees for their application or permit to carry a conceal would fire arm. they can carry in schools . we don't restrict law abiding from carrying in a school. >> oregon is looking into a similar measure. one is considering a bill to give teachers optio
in the long healing process for the people of newtown connecticut. the town moving forward with plans for a permanent memorial honoring the 26 victims of the sandy hook massacre. all of the flowers letters photos and teddy bears will be turned into soil and blocks to be used atz the foundation of a future memorial. dozens of people singing mazing grace as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in western new york. ♪ i once was lost but now am found ♪ >> that community coming together to honor fallen heros. the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. for the first time we are also hearing from those who survived the attack some firefighters. a joint statement offered the pair's gratitude for all of the prayers they have gotten. doctors have upgraded both of their conditions to satisfactory. >> oo to maine where a dive team from the police department will use sonar to search for two students who went missing last week. the 21 and 23-year-old were last seen drinking with friends near kinney bunk port earl tlir week. a cop found their bloet clothin
and 30s. your windchill, though, is down in the lower 20s. up into connecticut, although not much wind in new york city right now. we are going to see some showers start to work in a little later on today, nothing too heavy, but they'll last through the night and into the start of the weekend. saturday will start off a little bit damp, but it should start to clear up a little bit later saturday afternoon. joe and mika? >> all right. thank you so much, dylan. now it is time for sports. >>> peyton manning and the broncos looking for their eighth straight win last night against the raiders. first quarter in oakland, peyton manning drops back and connects with joel dreessen for the score. broncos take an early 7-0 lead. raiders down by nine in the third quarter. carson palmer trying to convert on third down, but -- >> poor carson. >> -- von miller comes around the edge and forces the fumble. broncos recover at the 2 yard line, and two plays later, knowshon moreno punches it in from a yard out to extend the broncos' lead. denver wins its eighth straight by a final of 26-13 with a 10-3 recor
factories. i'm not being anti-union here. i'm pro-union. i want factories in connecticut, in rhode island, in massachusetts, across new england reopened. but the jobs from overseas, they're not going there. they're not going there because of work force rules that i think even trump told me were outdated and outmoded. >> is our education system outdated? >> no. >> our union advocacy, is that outdated, how they go about fighting for it? i don't know. that question was put on the table. whether factories are shut, that means jobs have left. if you look at wages enjoyed by workers in right-to-work states, i think it should be put on the table. where do they fare? i have not done the analysis so it's hard to say. >> it's a question, though, willie, whether you want the job or not. >> right. >> i asked bob riley, i've said this 1,000 times, it seems extraordinarily important if you're a union member in the northeast, and like me, you want your factories running again. i asked bob riley, i don't understand, why did mercedes go to tuscaloosa county, alabama, instead of filling up the factories in
a casino trip to connecticut. he says that he was cut off by a tractor-trailer rig. prosecutors charged him with being so recklessly sleep deprived that it was as if he was drunk. he faces 15 counts of manslaughter among other charges. the jury's have is being read right now but in the situation it is always confusing whether or not these are guilty or not guilty verdicts. we're going to keep an eye on it. when we find out precisely what happens we will bring you the verdicts but he faces 15 years in prison 1/4 million dollars fine if he is convicted on all 15 manslaughter counts of the those charges being read in court right now. heather: right now the brutal civil war raging in syria, now you know inching closer to the capital of damascus. new video shows plumes of smoke rising over the skyline. rebel fighters are turning their attention to damascus airport as they try to choke off supplies for the assad regime. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is following all of this from the pentagon. good morning. >> reporter: good morning heather. the pent gone continues actively plan
, and then you can see, we have four to six inch bes for much of new york state as well as into connecticut and new york. not necessarily new york city getting as hard-hit with this storm. several inches expected. what's fastcinating when talkin about a nor'easter system, as it develops off the coast, depending where the low pressure is centered, that will determine how much snow cities like boston and providence get. but the latest computer modelling are saying we could see six inches or more for the boston area. that's why a winter storm warning is now in place. so the snow will begin later on today and continue through the night, and it may be something you have to plow or shovel out by the time we get to tomorrow morning. we'll be watching this very closely. you can see that the winter weather advisory is a little less for the cape, because you have that ocean moisture and ocean temperatures a little bit milder and that influences whether you get snow or rain. again, this looks like a powerful storm. here's the computer model showing we could see over a foot of snow in parts of massachu
and the need to spend on the home whether it was the tragedy in connecticut and took away the feel-good factor it was a confluence of events that led to a should have been better holiday season. >> reporter: in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of the country's retail sales take place, homeowners hit hard by hurricane sandy spent more money on repairs than on holiday gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered compared to past years of double-digit growth this year online holiday sales rose only about 8% compared to nearly 16% last year. lack of consumer confidence means this shopping season could be the weakest since the recession in 2008 when sales actually shrank. >> consumers need to have more confidence. right now it's more of an uncertain way for the first half of 2013 so i think everyone has thought going into the y
in new york and new jersey plus connecticut have asked for more than $80 billion. lawmakers in states hit hard by the storm are calling for an emergency spending bill but some republicans are demanding spending cuts to offset the extra disaster relief. and toys are on the way for many kids in the hardest storm areas. it's part of a special delivery from the u.s. navy's blue angels. you probably know them from their aerial stunts. but this time of year they load up the giant super plane, a support plane of sorts, known as fat albert with gifts for the annual toys for tots program. this year the blue angels stopped in alabama after tornadoes leveled homes and businesses across the state. this year the toys are head to the northeast coast. jonathan serrie rode along today. is he live on the jersey shore. aside from the humanitarian goal this is certainly pretty good p.r. for them. >> yeah, it really is the blue angels everyone knows them as the very public face of the navy and marines when it comes to their air baltic show. but also this humanitarian operation has made a very big impression
, connecticut and in new york, and they're in california and illinois. a lot of places where democrats govern, because they have the most deductions at the federal level. >> well, as we've explained many times, the amount of money he can get from his tax rates on the rich, even if he got his buffet tax, it does nothing to solve the deficit problem. so, he knows eventually taxes are going to have to hit the middle class. a number of ways to do that, one is a vat tax, a carbon tax on energy and another is raising income rates on everyone, and if he can blame that on republicans, this might be the way to get na started. >> i'm going to have to disagree on the politics of what james says, dan. i think the president can't let that alternative minimum tax hit because the pressure from his own party and from senators up for reelection in 2014, the democrats, would be enormous. >> i kind of agree, james, i think that would be an achilles heel for the democrats, the third rail as we say, they don't want to go, i agree with you, paul, that the game here is to hang this on the republicans, and then pitc
to atlantic city and connecticut casinos. >> more easy. this time i play and i'm back home. >> reporter: did you used to go to atlantic city. if so, why do you come here now? >> first of all, much more convenient and i don't have all that driving. >> reporter: resorts world will take new york, but, still wants, well, the world. >> we want to atrack other people here from other players. we want to build a resort and an experience. >> reporter: resorts world doesn't have it all yet when it comes to table games. machines, not humans spill the roulette wheel and roll the dice. you can still find human beings and some winners. because my bag was near you. that's my bag there. that brought you good luck. that's all right. richard roth, cnn, new york. >> she's excited. i want to show you something. pedro and buddy, the so-called gay penguins at the toronto zoo. guess what, they're dads now. they have been life partners. the zoo staff separated them so they could mate with females and just in time for the new year, they're proud fathers of baby pengu penguins. >>> a real shot in the arm, that's what
passed since a house fire shattered the life of a mother in connecticut. it killed her three daughters, and both of her parents, on christmas day. now the woman says it was a real challenge finding the strength to move on with her life. the mom told a local newspaper she and a friend were wrapping presents. the friend cleaned ashes that had blown out of a small fireplace and threw them in the garbage bin before she went to sleep. one hour later, the woman woke up choking, flames and smoke engulfed the house. firefighters pulled her out but they could not save her children or her parents in time. the mother said she somehow made it through the funeral services but eventually she broke down. she said that her hair turned gray and fell out in clumps and they threaded to kill herself by overdosing on pills. this year another friend in arkansas agreed to take her in as long as she did not commit suicide. now the mom says support from friends and memories of her children have kept her going. she arranged a trip to thailand for this christmas so she could donate her daughter's toys to an orph
, this gun law by itself, we don't know if it would have prevented the massacre in connecticut. we just know, as sam said, after oregon, after colorado, after -- i think minnesota, the temple in minnesota. >> tucson, gabby giffords. >> after tucson, gabby giffords, after connecticut last week. these are no longer isolated random acts of violence. let's bring in jim vandehei with "politico's" playbook. and jim, it's not a cold december. things are heating up. >> it's not. we're talking about gun control, but if you think about the election, which seems so small, so little talk about what would happen in the next year, we now have two months where we'll be dealing with tax increases, entitlement reform, gun control and i think a real debate about creating a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the country, all in the first three months of this congress. and all of these are going to test what al was talking about earlier, that there is rhetorically a lot of republicans are saying the right thing. if you watch it, they've sort of put a sock in it when it comes to gay marriage, when
in a while. jenna: as we struggle to make sense what happened in newtown, connecticut we'll look at gun violence. is there a real growing epidemic when it comes to mass shootings in this country? we have some important facts an context you need to know, next. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things going on in my life and the last thing i want to be thinking about is my dentures. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. >> over these past five days a discussion has iaea merged what we might do to deter mass shoots in future but reduce the gun violence that plagues this country every single day. jenna: president looking for ways to curb gun violence since the newtown shooting s there epidemic of gun violence in the country and is it get
to string of deadly shootings we've been covering like that one and newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado. a new york newspaper is facing a fierce backlash. look at this. this interactive map on the website. if you click on dots it gives you names and addresses of registered pistol permit holders. those who have guns legally, we should point out. david lee miller has the story from our new york city newsroom. hi, david lee. >> reporter: hi, jamie. all readers have to do is click on a colored dot on the interactive map published by "the journal news" and people can see names and addresses of people who have permit for the gun. the gun owner next store, what you don't know about weapons in your neighborhood. in a follow-up article the paper says, thousands of people reacted in rage. callers complained their privacy was being violated and personal safety was put at risk. the newspaper says it legally obtained the information after making freedom of information request in rock lan and westchester, two counties just outside of new york city. the paper is waiting for nearby putnam cou
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